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Mucormycosis patients and their relatives at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital in India. Doctors believe  hospitals desperate to keep Covid-19 patients alive made choices that left them vulnerable. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

In the stifling, tightly packed medical ward at Civil Hospital, the ear, nose and throat specialist moved briskly from one bed to the next, shining a (...)

The eastern state of West Bengal has shifted about 1.1 million people to various relief centres, while neighbouring Odisha has so far moved more than 500,000. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India has evacuated more than 1.6 million people from the east coast to safer places as a powerful cyclone hit the nation at a time when authorities a(...)

An Indian health worker receiving a shot of Covid-19 vaccine during a  vaccination drive in Bangalore, India. Photograph: EPA

As India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic officially crossed 300,000 on Monday, it faces a related outbreak of cases of the fungal disease m(...)

Some 188 people have been rescued from the offshore barge P305, after Cyclone Tauktae hit the west coast of India. Photograph: Indian Navy/AFP via Getty

Indian navy ships have worked through the night to recover the bodies of 37 people on board a barge that sank off Mumbai when a powerful cyclone hit t(...)

Waves lash over onto a shoreline in Mumbai, as Cyclone Tauktae, packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm, surge bore down on India, disrupting the country’s response to its devastating Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Sujit Jaiswal/AFP via Getty Images

More than 200,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the Indian state of Gujarat as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades made lan(...)

Bodies of people who died of Covid-19 are cremated at an open crematorium on the outskirts of Bengaluru, Karnataka state, India on Wednesday.  Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP

India’s second coronavirus wave is overwhelming regions which lack even rudimentary health facilities and where doctors and support medical staff are (...)

Covid-19 patients receive oxygen outside a gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship, in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Amit Sharma/AP Photo

Many religious organisations and social groups have surfaced across India to try to ease the medical and humanitarian calamity caused by its second Co(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveneysaid  the Government was “assessing” what it could share with India with a particular focus on oxygen and ventilators. Photograph: Julian Behal

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has said plans to send aid to India, which is grappling with a massive second wave of Covid-19 cases and death(...)

Sir Richard Francis Burton: soldier, explorer, geographer, cartographer, anthropologist, diplomat, polyglot and author

Nowadays the name Richard Burton evokes the memory of the Welsh actor and husband of Elizabeth Taylor but in earlier times it belonged to one of the m(...)

Women perform celebratory rituals in Mumbai. Photograph: Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo

India’s number of coronavirus cases has passed nine million, the world’s second highest total after the US. The federal health ministry on Friday rep(...)

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